As I admitted in my previous post, I’m a big fan of Laphroaig whiksies. My first single malt ever was a Laphroaig Quarter Cask (less then 3 years ago) and since then, I never looked back.
So, when this PX Cask expression was announced I was very eager to put my hands on a bottle despite this one being exclusive for Travel Retail market, and I got lucky when a friend went through Heathrow airport and grabbed me one.
Laphroaig PX Cask (NAS, 48% ABV, £57.99)
Nose: hmm, lovely nose – gentle peat, rich sherry, seaweed and iodine/medicine – classic Laphroaig with the added thick and sweet sherry notes.
Palate: Massive peat on the front porch, warm and hot, sweet red fruits and cherries (like a jam or marmalade)
Finish: long, warm, peat, sweet sherry – all working together in great harmony.
Conclusion: I think that the fact this is my Laphroaig to go, summarize what I think of it. A peated, medicine and thick sweet of PX – can’t go wrong with this combo.